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What You Need to Know About Listeria Contamination in Canada

The latest Listeria contamination involves several plant-based beverages in Canada. From pre-packaged salads to six-layer bean dips to mushrooms, this isn’t the first time food or beverage products have been recalled due to the bacteria. Listeria monocytogenesbetter known as Listeria, can be found in soil, vegetation, sewage and water, as well as in the feces of both animals and humans, …

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Recall of Silk and Great Value plant-based beverages linked to 9 cases of listeriosis in Ontario

Nine confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported in Ontario as part of an ongoing investigation into recalled herbal refrigerated beverages, according to provincial health officials. On Monday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced a recall of certain Silk and Great Value refrigerated oat and almond beverages that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Ontario’s chief medical officer of …

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Ants can save each other’s limbs, new research shows

Surgeons amputate a limb when a traumatic injury causes extensive tissue destruction, or in cases of severe infection or disease. But humans aren’t the only ones who perform such procedures. New research shows that some ants amputate limbs from injured comrades to increase their chances of survival. The behavior was documented in Florida carpenter ants — scientific name Camponotus floridanus …

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This 75-Year-Old Took a Dive in the Seine. But Is It Ready for Olympic Athletes?

As it happens6:05American swimmer takes dip in Seine River despite concerns about its beauty Despite the poor water quality of the Seine River and angry Parisians threatening to defecate in the river in preparation for the Olympics, Joel Stratte-McClure decided this was the ideal spot for a Fourth of July swim. “[It was] “Lovely warm, a little cloudy,” said Stratte-McClure, …

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A new law aims to tackle environmental racism in Canada

For years, researchers, activists and community leaders have shown how Indigenous, Black and other racial groups are disproportionately affected by polluting industries. Now, a new law will require the federal government to do a better job of identifying this injustice and trying to correct it. Bill C-226, sponsored by Green Leader Elizabeth May, became law on Thursday evening, almost four …

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Losing a foot due to diabetes is terrifying and preventable. How doctors try to help

Duane Lea is terrified she will need an amputation, or worse. The 46-year-old Toronto native lost his right foot to a blood clot in his 30s and is now on constant alert about losing his left leg to diabetes. “It’s like the fear never leaves you,” Lea said during a pre-diabetes checkup at Black Creek Community Health Center in Toronto. …

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Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that is becoming increasingly common in Canada

Tick ​​experts are warning Canadians to be alert for symptoms of a tick-borne disease whose cases have been steadily increasing over the past 15 years. Anaplasmosis is an infection that affects humans and animals and is caused by the Anaplasma phagocytophilum bacteria and spread by ticks. In the early 2000s, provinces and territories began reporting a handful of human cases …

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Lyme disease may be more common, but this tick-borne disease is on the rise in Canada

Tick ​​experts are warning Canadians to be alert for symptoms of a tick-borne disease whose cases have been steadily increasing over the past 15 years. Anaplasmosis is an infection that affects humans and animals and is caused by the Anaplasma phagocytophilum bacteria and spread by ticks. In the early 2000s, provinces and territories began reporting a handful of human cases …

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For decades, Inuit were sent to Quebec City for tuberculosis treatment. Many never came home

WARNING: This article contains details of abuse. With a suppressed sob, Mary Tuktudjuk says she has thought about her father all her life. Decades ago, he was among a number of Inuit patients who were brought south to be treated for tuberculosis at Parc Savard Hospital, a former sanatorium in Quebec City, and never returned home. Standing in the gardens …

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